The MacDonald Family Trilogy concludes with “Under Scottish Stars”. In this novel, author Laureano introduces readers to broken widow Serena Macdonald. We quickly discover that she’s learning to adapt to life as a single mom of two. When her daughter Em unexpectedly gets expelled from school and Serena’s brother gives her a business offer that she can’t refuse, the 39-year-old woman decides it’s time for a change of scenery for her small family.
When they return to her hometown of Skye, a world of possibilities awaits them! A new school, the growing family business, loving Aunt Muriel and a new romance (for Serena) with fellow single parent Malcolm Blake are just some of the new things the family will encounter in the quaint town. As the emotional romance progresses between the main leads, Serena Macdonald’s dark secrets are exposed, as well as, Malcolm and his niece Kylee’s unique’s backstory. Serena’s brothers, Jamie and Ian, and their families are also mentioned and their stories were described in the previous novels “Five Days in Skye” and “London Tides”.
“Under Scottish Stars” delivers a hefty dose of romance with some family and faith mixed in. The ending teaches readers a valuable life lesson in patience. Anyone who is 18 and over will find it easier to connect to the romance aspect of the novel.
Carla Laureano‘s “Under Scottish Stars” is scheduled to be released July 2020.
*A Special Thanks to Tyndale House Publishers for the advance reader copy of the book and cover image*